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A new method of disinfection of the flexible fibrebronchoscope.
  1. A Garcia de Cabo,
  2. P L Martinez Larriba,
  3. J Checa Pinilla,
  4. F Guerra Sanz


    A modified method for rapid sterilisation of the fibrebronchoscope using immersion of the instrument in 0.1% benzalkonium chloride for five minutes followed by a further five minutes' immersion in 96% alcohol was tested both by deliberate contamination of rubber catheters and on bronchoscopes after use in patients. The method proved effective in eliminating a wide range of potentially pathogenic organisms.

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